Ford would not have returned to F1 without engine changes

Ford Motorsport Global Director Mark Rushbrook says the manufacturer would not be coming back to Formula 1 without the planned 2026 engine changes. It was recently announced that the Blue Oval would be returning to Grand Prix racing as an engine technical partner to Red Bull from the 2026 season. This is when F1 power units are set to undergo a major revamp, with Audi already confirmed to be entering, and General Motors also exploring their collaboration options via the Andretti Autosport bid to join the F1 grid. When Ford do line-up on the grid in the 2026 season-opener, it…

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